2011 Social Media Marketing Trends


A new report from Focus, 2011 Trends Report: Social Media Marketing presents observations and predictions from eight leading social media experts (and me) about social media trends and developments to watch for in the coming year. Stronger focus on global audiences. Social media marketing has progressed from radical new idea to widely adopted practice in a remarkably short period of time.

B2B Marketing 2011 Year In Review

Marketing Insider Group

What did you learn in 2011? Next week I will be joining my good friends Adam Needles (@ abneedles ), Ardath Albee (@ ardath421 ) and Craig Rosenberg (@ funnelholic ) for a round table discussion on # B2B Marketing – 2011 Year in Review and predictions for 2012. Hey B2B marketers!

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise


Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

Social Media Marketing: 2011 Trends Report

Marketing Insider Group

“ Over the holidays I was honored to learn that I was being included in the Focus 2011 Trends Report: Social Media Marketing. Stronger focus on global audiences.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011


Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. Watch next month (close to Father’s Day) for the Nifty 50 Men of Twitter for 2011.

2011 Marketing Resolutions to Consider


Welcome to 2011. This is a good time to think about your goals for 2011. For b2b marketers, think about your target audiences, and continue to understand how they research products. Everyone seems to be doing their list of resolutions. Have you done any business resolutions? Perhaps the list below can help: 1. You will embrace social media for what it is, and do a better job engaging with prospects. Yes, I had to start with a social media … [ visit site to read more ].

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)


Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. How much does Social Media cost companies in 2011?

2011 B2B Marketing Outlook, According to Google

The Point

In the survey, more than 600 B2B marketing executives answered questions about their budgets, marketing mix, and key challenges for 2011. 1 in 3 marketers think measuring ROI will be their top marketing challenge in 2011.

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Best Facebook Marketing Tips, Techniques and Tools of 2011, Part 1


Find the answers to these questions and many more here in more than 30 of the best articles and blog posts on Facebook marketing of 2011. How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition by techipedia.

2011: The year of personal brands

Chris Koch

One of Forrester’s former analysts, Jeremiah Owyang, developed a big following on his personal blog “Web Strategy” in part because he hits on all cylinders of blogging: frequent posts, engaging content, and an active audience that contributes interesting and insightful comments. Now, I think that if we look at this from a traditional corporate branding perspective, your immediate reaction would be to expunge the analyst from your audience’s memory and start pushing the new content instead.

Take the 2011 B2B Content Marketing Survey

Everything Technology Marketing

Take the 2011 B2B Content Marketing Survey It may sound easy to create crisp definitions of market segments, buyer personas, and buying stages, and then to build compelling content for each relevant intersection of these three (or more) dimensions.

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B2B Marketing Mistakes: Do You Label Your Target Audience?

Marketing Insider Group

For example, if I say this blog is only for “B2B marketers&# - will that focus the target audience of the blog? And B2B marketing is my topic, not necessarily my audience. My advice: Understand what your target audience is looking for.

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Best SnapApps of 2011


2011 was a big year for SnapApp! This campaign had all the elements for a successful Facebook sweepstakes --a built-in audience, highly effective prize(s), and viral buzz. We were thrilled to see clients creating so many amazing quizzes and sweepstakes.

My social media marketing posts from 2011


I have been writing for Biznology every Tuesday since January 18th, 2011, so there are quite a few posts that may well be useful for you now that you never had an opportunity to read before — before you knew about Biznology or me.

Target your Twitter audiences using a theory of everyone


Well, as you all know who read this blog, I am a Cluetrainian.This means I put more trust in the value and impact of the online influencer long tail than I do in the impact of the couple-dozen top-influencers that most social media consultants and digital PR teams recommend. This is the Internet, an efficient [.].

“You Had Me At Revenue”: 5 Lessons From The SiriusDecisions Summit

Modern Marketing

When they start speaking, the audience is nodding in agreement and taking notes as fast as they can. This cartoon got a knowing laugh from the audience, illustrating the challenge of a common language between Marketing and Sales. “I’m by Brian Kardon | Tweet this.

Brands: It’s not enough to be liked

Buzz Marketing for Technology

A two-prong approach of audience discovery and competitive analysis can help uncover what motivates and energizes your consumers. Audience discovery is the use of social data to segment those who talk about your brand into their affinities.

Earthquakes & Marketers on the Twittersphere [Chart]

Modern Marketing

We used the Eloqua tweet feeder cloud connector to look at the #EE11SF hashtag on Twitter to see when people were tweeting and how the audience for that hashtag grew with each major event. by Egan Cheung | Tweet this What a week! Eloqua Experience wrapped up yesterday, and it was rocking!

Dreamforce: Buyer Behavior Marketing in a Social World #DF11

Modern Marketing

Eloqua’s “Accelerating the Revenue Engine&# session today at Dreamforce 2011 looked at how to do buyer behavior marketing in an increasingly social world. The key, Melin noted, is to deliver the right content to the right audience through the most appropriate channels.

The Best and Worst Brand Makeovers of 2011


So here’s a look back into 2011 to see which brands did a great job making over their image, and those who did not (and possibly won’t live to see the end of 2012 because of it). The Best Brand Makeovers of 2011. The Worst Brand Makeovers of 2011.

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4 Trends Impacting Ecommerce Marketing in 2011


Jim from BuyWithMe, the social buying site, clearly recognized the need to prove the value of the audience he can bring to retailers. As consumers, the audience reacted favorably to this idea and the prospect of skipping long checkout lines.

2012 Content Marketing Trends for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

These videos may lack the slick, studio quality but the informal approach seems to work well with the target audience. I just finished reading an excellent research report from the good folks at Content Marketing Institute (CMI).

How to Master Facebook for Business in 2011 [Free Ebook]


With a user base of its magnitude, you can't deny that members of your target audience are using Facebook to connect with others, obtain information, and make purchasing decisions. Download the free eBook and learn to use Facebook in 2011 to achieve your business goals!

Creating Digital Content for Industrial Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Truth: Optimized content is how your target audience finds you when searching for solutions to their problems. Just defining your target audience by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) or Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and job functions are not enough.

30 Brilliant Social Media Marketing Tips From 2011


With so many great social media marketing tips getting shared in the blogosphere, we wanted to pass along some of the best tips and ideas that came up in 2011. Write blog content for your target audience, which is not necessarily yourself.

Building a Targeted Audience – 13 Ideas for New Blog Content – B2B Marketing and Sales Tip #316


We’re gearing up for a new quarter here at ReachForce. With each new quarter comes bigger targets, higher revenues, new partner and channel opportunities and as marketers we must ensure our plan of action is aligned with these new high marks. We really try and integrate every program we plan and

Use Content Marketing to Manage Industrial Sales Funnels

Industrial Marketing Today

According to the recent MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Benchmark Survey (June 2011) of more than 1,700 B2B marketers: 52% of the companies reported, “Converting qualified leads into paying customers” (MoFU) as their biggest challenge.

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Industrial E-mail Marketing: Use Application Notes to Engage Engineers

Industrial Marketing Today

The chart below shows the different online marketing tactics that manufacturers and industrial companies plan to use in 2011. I have found application notes to be very useful when engaging with this industrial audience.

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How to Use Lead Scoring to Drive the Highest Return on Your Trade-Show Investment

B2B Lead Generation

You can specifically target the audience and their attendance indicates significant interest. Tweet In the 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report , 1,745 marketing organizations revealed that trade shows took up the biggest chunk of their marketing budget – over 21%.

2012 B2B Marketing Predictions – Will Marketers Leave Sales Behind?

Marketing Insider Group

Then I reviewed my own thoughts on 2011. In case you missed it, I made 13 predictions for B2B Marketing in 2011 and last week outlined my 2011 B2B Marketing Year In Review. I think I did pretty well in predicting 2011 trends, as far as predictions go.

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Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011


Mark Walsh reports on the expanded options for audience targeting introduced in LinkedIn ads early last year, how LinkedIn ads work, how the enhanced options help marketers, and how they are likely to be received by LinkedIn users.

Your Audience is Gold « Digital B2B Marketing

Digital B2B Marketing

Rather than publishing great content and developing an audience that wants to hear from you, you blast your message to the limited audience you have and rely on media to distribute your message. The limited audience you have developed, and often mistreated, is gold.

Five Ways B2B Marketers Can Get the Most from Facebook


Facebook's audience also skews much more heavily toward women: 62% vs. 45% for LinkedIn. Bottom line: The audience you reach on Facebook isn't the same as the one you find on LinkedIn. ” Firehouse.com asked its audience of emergency response professionals.

Google+ Finally Launches Business Pages

Tomorrow People

Google+ Pages have a similar look and feel to Facebook Pages, allowing businesses to leverage the social network to connect with their audience, spread their messages, promote their content, and generate leads. The day we've all been waiting for in anticipation is finally here (kind of).

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Email Marketing: Where’s the Innovation?

B2B Lead Generation

Yet they claim its effectiveness dropped from 40 to 26 percent from 2010 to 2011. But what if your audiences aren’t avid users of iPads or smart phones? . “I Think about how to use those ideas to reach your audience,” he advises. “I’ve

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Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011


The awesome Pam Moore supplies an extensive list of tips for getting retweeted more frequently and consistently, such as using your real picture, knowing your audience, knowing Twitter lingo, and making people laugh, cry, or learn something.

Lessons from a B2B Summit Coach: Five Steps to Cut through the Noise, Turn off the Hype and Create a B2B Social Media Program that Works

B2B Lead Generation

Know your audience. Fact is, you can never know your audience well enough. There really was nothing he could have done, except understand that his audience was more private than other cultures. Is your audience paying attention and what are they paying attention to?

How To Generate ROI (Return On Interesting) With Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

And he talked about how to use “Audience Marketing” to get started. I have written before about the problem with trying to label your audience. What is Audience Marketing? According to Timo, Audience Marketing is the best way to create more interesting content.

Small Manufacturers Use Social Media Effectively

Industrial Marketing Today

Many engineers, specifiers, users and buyers of industrial products regularly use social media in their personal lives but work-related usage is limited among this audience. They may not get a huge number of views or go viral like the Old Spice Man videos but the key is that their target audience views them, however small that may be.

2011 B2B Marketing Predictions

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Creative Resources Brochure Quick Facts Marketing Assessment and Road Map Marketing Agency Forms - Just trying to help Top 5 White Paper Contact Directions Careers Home > Rant 2011 B2B Marketing Predictions Dec 6, 2010 @ 10:33PM by Chris McGovern (Subscribe to Chris McGoverns posts) Tags: Advertising , Agencies , Change Management , Digital Marketing , Marketing , Social Media , b2b Marketing As 2010 comes to a close, I can’t help but look to next year.